DigitalSelf is set to disrupt the video on demand (VOD) sector with futuristic live VR and 2D streaming of immersive experiences into the most prominent sports, music, entertainment, arts, and culture events worldwide.
Today, the UK-based live-streaming startup is officially launching their unparalleled service staging “A Fairy Tale Christmas” along with Festival Royale at the fascinating Ely Cathedral, built in the year 1083 in the city of Ely Cambridgeshire, England, 75 miles north of London.
“This Christmas Eve, DigitalSelf Live brings world-renowned violinist Yury Revich and his 300-year-old Stradivarius to Ely Cathedral. Viewers will go on a magical, immersive journey through Christmas streaming live in 2D and 360 VR using state-of-the-art 360-degree filming techniques,” they state.
The event is to raise funds for UNICEF, Encompass Network, Shelter, and others. It features platinum-selling artist Pixie Lott, West End Star Daniel Koek, classical soprano Joanna Forest, vibrant pianist Matthieu Esnult, the brilliant FlyBoys, and Ely’s own King’s Barbers.
For DigitalSelf, this is the start of a venture to become the number one VOD service offering major sports events, including international boxing, football, and more, as DigitalSelf becomes the home of VR live experiences and exclusive pay per view events.
“Our collaboration agreement with Electroneum is aimed at unlocking this fascinating new sector for the world’s unbanked giving them access to VOD for the very first time,” DigitalSelf CEO Craig Muir.
The DigitalSelf Live platform is a hub of immersive experiences, built to be as simple and accessible as possible. “When you find an experience that you want to be a part of, view, or interact with – you simply buy a ticket. That will then unlock access to the immersive experience via your DigitalSelf Live account,” they explain on their FAQ page.
Even more thrilling is the fact that you do not require a VR headset to enjoy their events. While headsets allow you the full virtual reality experience, users without a headset can still view everything in regular 360º on any device.
“If you’re watching from your phone, simply move it around to see a different angle, or turn around completely to look at the crowd and see what your favorite artist is seeing! If you’re watching from your laptop or TV, you will be able to move the camera using your keyboard or remote control to see a different angle and look at the crowd and see what your favorite artist is seeing.”
Futurist and strategic business and technology advisor Bernard Marr recently wrote that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will become one of the most ground-breaking and transformational technological trends of the next five years.
Electroneum is the only cryptocurrency DigitalSelf has decided to accept as an alternative to purchasing from them with Visa, American Express, or Mastercard.
“This is a great step for Electroneum to get involved in yet another of the fastest-growing industries of today,” said Head of Corporate Relations of the award-winning crypto startup, Chris Norris. “And it is a clear indication that interest in ETN from other companies is increasing quite significantly.”
Hurry and purchase your ticket now. If you pay with ETN, you can enjoy a cool 10% discount off tickets using the ETN10DISCOUNT code at checkout.